The Key to Scientific Names

Edited by James A. Jobling
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(Paradisaeidae; Ϯ Arfak Astrapia A. nigra) Gr. αστραπιος astrapios or αστραπαιος astrapaios  of lightning  < αστραπη astrapē  flash of lightning  < στεροπη steropē  lightning, glare; "97. ASTRAPIE, Astrapia.  Paradisea, Gm. Lath.  Bec glabre à la base, comprimé latéralement, étroit en dessus, pointu, entaillé et fléchi vers le bout. — Queue très-longue, très-étagée.    Esp. Paradisea nigra, Gm. Lath." (Vieillot 1816); "Astrapia Vieillot, 1816, Analyse, p. 36. Type, by monotypy, Paradisea nigra Gmelin." (Mayr in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 191). Cracraft 1992, concluded that this genus comprised seven species.
Var. Astropia, Atrophia, Atropia.
Synon. AstrarchiaCalastrapia, Taeniaparadisea.


(Paradisaeidaesyn. Astrapia Ϯ Splendid Astrapia A. splendidissima) Gr. καλος kalos beautiful; genus Astrapia Vieillot, 1816, astrapia; "XII. CALASTRAPIA. gen. nov.  Type. C. splendidissima." (Sharpe 1898); "Calastrapia Sharpe, 1898, Monog. Parad., Introd., p. 13. Type, by [original designation and] monotypy, Astrapia splendidissima Rothschild." (Mayr in Peters, 1962, XV, p. 191).


(Paradisaeidae; hybrid; Epimachus x Astrapia Pseudastrapia lobata) Gr. ψευδος pseudos false; genus Astrapia Vieillot, 1816, astrapia; "PSEUDASTRAPIA, gen. n.   This new genus has the middle rectrices sharply pointed and elongate as in the genus Falcinellus (Epimachus of former authors).  The bill is almost straight, as in Astrapia, Loborhamphus, and other genera, and not long and sickle-shaped; the feathering of the forehead is continued along the bill and conceals the nostrils; and, as in the genus Loborhamphus, there is a curious light-coloured fleshy lobe above and below the angle of the mouth.   PSEUDASTRAPIA  LOBATA, sp. n." (Rothschild 1907); "Pseudastrapia Rothschild, Bull. Brit. Orn. Club. vol. xxi. p. 25, 1907.  Type (by monotypy): P. lobata Rothschild, ib. = Epimachus ellioti Ward." (Mathews, 1930, Syst. Av. Austral., II, p. 871).

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